Welcome to Harpeth Hall’s 2017 Winterim for Adults Program! This community offering of the school’s signature program Winterim is led by alumnae, faculty, staff, and local professionals. These programs are designed to inspire you, renew a passion, and to learn something new!

View the class descriptions below, then use the REGISTER NOW button to sign up today and reserve your spot in the course or courses of your choice.

Guided Meditation

Instructor: Marla Faith, US and MS Art

Dates: Saturdays - February 4, 11, 25, and March 4, 11

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Cost: $50 for the series

This calming, centering practice includes coming back to our breath, body and mind relaxation, positive affirmations, creative visualizations, and gentle energizing stretches. You will leave each session feeling more peaceful, lighter, and clearer, and can use these methods on your own. We will be sitting on floor cushions, as well as reclining, and chairs will also be available. This practice can help each of us to find a clear space to remember our connection to our highest self, spirit, and to each other.

The instructor, Marla Faith, has been teaching AP Art History and MS Art at Harpeth Hall since 2008, and currently teaches AP Studio Art, Painting, and 7th grade Art. She is an artist and poet who has been practicing meditation for four decades and has experienced its positive effect on her life.

The Resurgence of Nationalism in Today’s World

Instructor: Art Echerd, US Science

Dates: Mondays - February 6, 13, 27

Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Cost: $30 for the series

Until recently, globalization seemed to be an almost irresistible force but now much of the world is experiencing a resurgence of nationalism. This has taken many different forms and has been expressed in a variety of ways but it is fueled by a general frustration with mainstream political parties and reflects a widespread skepticism regarding the benefits of free trade and the wisdom of open borders. This class will discuss the roots of this resurgence and its implications for the future and examine the reasons why, in many cases, the backlash against globalization has strengthened authoritarian governments and emboldened extremist groups on both the left and the right. The scope of the class will be wide-ranging (as befits the subject) but particular emphasis will be placed upon what is now happening in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Russia, and several countries in both Western and Eastern Europe.


Instructor: Kirkland Ahern-Jones ’90

Dates: Mondays - February 6, 13, 27, and March 6, 13

Time: 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Cost: $35 for the series

Every Monday night allow the Latin and World rhythms to take over, and you will see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Holistic Spring Cooking

Instructor: Laura Lea Goldberg ’04, Holistic Chef and Owner, Laura Lea Balanced

Date: Tuesday, February 7

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $45

Please note this class is limited to 12 participants.

Head into spring on the right foot with some of Holistic Chef Laura Lea Goldberg’s favorite healthy recipes! In this two-hour demonstration-style class, Laura Lea will show you how to make her Sweet Potato Beet Hummus, Orange Ginger Glazed Scallops, Grilled Asparagus with Basil Walnut Vinaigrette, and her reader-favorite Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Stuffed Dates. All recipes are gluten-free. Come with any questions about healthy eating or home cooking for Laura Lea.

Close the Gender Investing Gap: How to Dominate Your Financial Future

Instructor: Ellen Green Hoffman, CFP® ’04, Vice President, FTB Advisors

Date: Thursday, February 9

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: Complimentary

90% of women are solely responsible for their money at some point in their lives — whether they want to be or not. Join us for an interactive course that takes you through everyday gaps that cost women time, money, and power, and also shows you how to fix them. Whether you are starting your first job or looking toward retirement, you will gain new confidence in your abilities as a smart money manager. Learn the top financial mistakes women make and how to avoid them. You will leave with a better understanding of the fundamentals of investing, how to choose a financial advisor, and how to set and prioritize your financial goals.

Get in Their World … The Digital World

Instructors: Jennifer Adams, Director of Community Support, Development and Inclusion and Molly Rumsey, Director of Information Services

Date: Wednesday, February 15

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Cost: Complimentary

What is Periscope? Ever heard of Groupme or Ask.fm? If you don’t know – your child does and is likely using all of them on his/her phone. Come learn about what is trending in the student’s world and how to help your child become a responsible digital citizen. Bring your cell phone with you! We will have you download some of these apps so you can learn to use them yourself!

**Note: Harpeth Hall parents should attend the session designed specifically for them on April 19 that is part of the school's Parenting Speaker Series: Lifting up the Mind and Spirit.**


Instructor: Susan Russ, former Harpeth Hall Athletic Director and Coach

Dates: February 16, 23, and March 2, 9, 16

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $50 for the series

Please note this class is limited to 18 participants.

Looking for a new lifetime sport that has no age limit? Want to learn to play the fastest growing sport in the United States? Sign up for Pickleball and be a part of the trendiest thing happening in adult sports. A cross between ping pong, badminton and tennis -- Pickleball has opened the door for more recreational and competitive action for young and old alike. It is played on a court the size of a doubles badminton court with a paddle and a ball much like a whiffle ball. The net is two inches lower than a tennis net. It is played indoors and outdoors and can be played as singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Plus, open court play is scheduled on a weekly basis at most recreation centers in the Nashville area and surrounding counties.

When I Was Your Age – Understanding & Managing Generational Differences

Instructor: Margaret Napier Morford ’73, CEO of The HR Edge, Inc., an international management consulting and training company

Date: Tuesday, February 21

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: Complimentary

Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Generation Ys, and Gen Z’s are now a part of every group, organization, or extended family. They are contributing to the world in their own way, which can often cause friction if you don’t understand what shapes them and is important to them. Each group offers different challenges and has a very different communication style. Participants will learn how to attract them, what motivates them, and how to tap into their value system to enhance your interactions as well as their engagement with you. Participants will also become adept at reducing conflict and fostering communication across all different generational groups.

Drawing 101

Instructor: Ariel Williams, MS Art

Dates: February 23, and March 2, 9, 16

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Cost: $40 for the series

In this class, students will build their drawings skills by experimenting with basic drawing materials and techniques. We will draw from life and imagination, and experiment with representational and abstract approaches. This class will include discussions, class time to work on individual and group projects, and critiques. It is great for new artists who want to experiment for the first time, for more seasoned drawers who want to break away from their usual style or subject, and anyone who wants to spend some time learning the fundamentals of drawing in a relaxed environment.

5 Gears- How to be Present and Productive When there is Never Enough Time

Instructor: Amy Norton, current parent and a consultant and partner with GiANT Worldwide

Date: Wednesday, March 1

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Cost: $10

People around the world struggle with work/life balance. Especially in our American culture, where business seems to have become a badge of honor and a metric for success, it's difficult to be productive and manage the relational dynamics of staying connected with others. How can we, as women, possibly manage all the spinning plates, or wear all the hats that go with our many roles, and still find time to make meaningful connections with those we care most about. And don't ask about personal recharge -- there's zero time for that, right?

But what if there were a system that could help you reconnect, recharge, AND still reach your goals? If you would like to learn how to be present and productive when there's never enough time, then the 5 Gears introductory session is for you. It's a simple, but powerful system for busy adults that will help you be intentional in all areas of your life, and reclaim what's most important to you.

Praise, Perfection, and Other Inhibitors to Girl’s Confidence

Instructor: Armistead Lemon, US English; Jess Hill, US Director; Buffy Baker, US Physical Education; Jenny Jervis, US French; Adam Wilsman, US Social Science and Maddie Waud, US Math

Date: Wednesday, March 15

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: Complimentary

Come join the ongoing conversation about the confidence gap between women and men and the best ways to address this with teenage girls. Research suggests that while women excel in the classroom, they have a harder time translating this success to confidence in the workplace. Our focus for this evening will be to open the discussion around specific primary inhibitors to confidence in girls - perfectionism, language of self-doubt, comparison, sensitivity to criticism, and too few platforms for safe failure – and what we can all do to help girls overcome these obstacles to living confidently.

Natural Solutions for Strong Bones: Complete Fracture Prevention at Any Age

Instructors: Marnie Reasor '91, CCH, homeopath practitioner who focuses on liberating women from menopausal symptoms and migraines with highly effective homeopathic remedies; Diane Mulloy, Regional Developer and owner of 3 Osteostrong Franchises in Middle Tennessee

Date: Monday, March 6

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Cost: $10

We all know women whose lives have been limited by the effects of osteoporosis – from mobility issues to injuries, even broken bones. However osteoporosis and bone loss are preventable and reversible. Join Marnie Reasor and Diane Mulloy to learn the best strategies for building strong, healthy bones naturally. Every participant will receive a free bone density scan to see if she is at risk for bone loss.

In this evening session you will discover: the causes and risks of fractures due to low bone density; how to compare different approaches of exercise to help prevent fractures; some of the common myths about bone loss; and the best forms of calcium and other nutrients in food and supplements. While aging is a fact of life, bone loss does not have to be. Find out more about the science behind building bone density and assess your risk factors. It’s never too late to build better bones and invest in your health now and for the future.

R.A.D Self Defense

Instructor: Captain Nicole Collins, R.A.D Coordinator for the Vanderbilt Police Department and other certified staff

Dates: February 21, 28, and March 7

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Cost: Complimentary

The Rape Aggression Defense System for Women is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. RAD Systems provides comprehensive courses that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

The RAD Systems is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. Our system of realistic defense will provide participants with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. We provide effective options, by teaching participants to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.

This program is unique providing a lifetime guarantee. A graduate of any R.A.D. course taught by any instructor can return and practice anywhere in the country where the same course is being offered–absolutely cost free.